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on 2 June 2011
I was aged six in 1950 and so much of what is written in this book, was part of my life. Despite pundits who try to tell those of us who grew up [or possibly not!] in the 1950's and 1960's, that life was no better then than now, I/we know better, it was much, much better!
The author can be congratulated for having included so much of our lives during that decade. It was a pleasure when wondering whether he would remember every little thing, for the most part, he did. What he did miss and I hope that he will forgive me, I set out here:
Ch.1 - I remember the horrible cod liver oil by the teaspoon full but also the wonderful product: Malt.
Food and Drink - it was the fashion to boil vegetables, particularly Greens until they contained little in the way of goodness. But salad stuff tasted better than the forced and much travelled stuff of today.
Healthcare - our young lifestyles kept us fit, but dentists, who were paid virtually on a 'piecework' basis, drilled and filled our teeth [sweet things were hard to come by] without good clinical reason on many occasions.
Radio/TV - one very popular song was Terry Scott's 'My Bruvver' - still very funny.
Childrens Hour - the magical voices of David Davies [Larry the Lamb etc].
Games and Hobbies - 'Catch a TIGER by his tale'. I don't think so!
School Holidays - the last day before the summer term, when you were allowed to bring board games etc, to school.
An excellent read.